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Todd Mosby – Open Waters

Produced by Windham Hill Records founder Will Ackerman, and with a sound described as “an album to daydream to”, Open Waters finds Todd Mosby once again embarking on a creative journey navigating through elements of Jazz, New Age, Folk and Indian music. “Open Waters is one of the best project I have been involved with…Todd Mosby is the most unique sounding guitarist I have ever worked with, nobody does what he does…” – Will Ackerman

“This album crosses the full spectrum of the music I have performed and know intimately…from Indian Rag to traditional Jazz to the The Police.  It’s a concept album based upon the story of Atlantis (Plato’s story about the destruction of the ancient civilization), and what survivors may have felt as they escaped from the deluge in ships heading westward.” – Todd Mosby

Coming from a family of inventors (he is the co-inventor of the Imrat guitar along with Kim Schwartz and Imrat Khan), Mosby’s early musical DNA was formed from his love of Bluegrass and Folk music, which eventually expanded into Fusion and Jazz.  While a college student, Mosby began studying Indian music (namely classical North Indian music), which led to the genre’s incorporation into his music, and sparked the creation of the Imrat guitar [a 20 stringed hybrid sitar guitar musical bridge instrument that allows Western musicians to access Eastern melodies and Eastern musicians to access Western harmonies for the first time]. After 13 years of study with Imrat Khan, Mosby became the only guitarist ever admitted into the Imdhad Khani Gharana, India’s most prestigious family of musicians.  “This instrument [Imrat guitar] sounds better than a guitar and sounds better than a sitar…it is an instrument for the 21st century.” – Imrat Khan Continue reading